'Beeters Bounce Back, Sweep Box Elder


September 22, 2021

Chinook sophomore Teagan Richman looks for an opening against the Hawks in Chester Tuesday night.

The Chinook Sugarbeeter volleyball team looked to bounce back this week after a pair of setbacks the previous week. The girls were in Chester this past Tuesday to take on the Hawks. After winning the opening set, their struggles continued as they fell 3-1. Two days later they were back home, looking to right the ship in front of their hometown fans and they did just that, easily dispatching the visiting Box Elder Bears 3-0.

The 'Beeters were in Chester this past Tuesday looking to end their two game losing streak. After the 'Beeters opening set, things looked promising.

Chinook won the first set 25-18, slamming home 10 Kills and hitting .205 as a team. From that point on it was the Hawks that maintained all the momentum.

Chester/J-I started the second set with a quick early run to swing the tide back in their favor. The 'Beeters made some small runs but were never able to close the gap as the Hawks took the second set 25-17 to even the match.

Set number three was all Chester/J-I. Once again the Hawks started fast, but this time the 'Beeters mounted little resistance in a 25-14 third set setback.

The fourth set saw the 'Beeters have plenty of opportunities to even the match but in the end the home team earned a 25-23 set win to defeat the 'Beeters 3-1 in the match.

Sophomore Hallie Neibauer led the 'Beeter attack with 13 Kills. Senior Tylie Richman had 16 Assists, sophomore Maya Berreth recorded 15 Assists and senior Shay Hauer dug up 17 balls for the 'Beeter defense.

Thursday night the 'Beeters were back home in front of their loyal fans looking to get back into the win column against the visiting Box Elder Bears.

The Bears were unable to sustain any defense from the very first serve and the 'Beeters were relentless in their attack. Box Elder also provided minimal threat offensively making it a very light night for the 'Beeter defense.

Chinook won the opening set 25-4 and followed that up with a 25-6 second set win. The 'Beeters closed out the Bears with a 25-5 third set win.

Chinook recorded 16 Kills in the win with sophomore Teagan Richman collecting six. Neibauer added 12 Aces on the night for the 'Beeters. Nearly half, 34, of the 'Beeters 75 points came from the serving line. Richman and Berreth each tallied five Assists on the night.

Head Coach Paula Molyneaux had some thought on her teams performance this past week, "The loss to Chester/Joplin-Inverness, of course, was a little disappointing, but we have to look at it as an opportunity to figure out what we need to do to get better."

With the bulk of the season still in front of them, Molyneaux has confidence in her team, " I truly believe that this team has not yet tapped into their full potential, however every day we work to move toward achieving that potential and that sometimes also means a loss or two along the way to figure it out. I was pleased with JV play, they put together a good match for their win against the Hawks."

The Sugarbeeters will be home Thursday to take on the North Star Knights in a very important Homecoming match. Saturday the girls will host the Centerville Miners as they continue their District 7C schedule.


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